|Hafez Modirzadeh performs the World Premiere of Voices Unveiled (1997) at Other Minds 4, 1997 - Hafez Modirzadeh|
Hafez Modirzadeh, an Iranian American jazz composer, saxophonist, and inventor of the "chromodal" improvisations, presents the World Premiere of Voices Unveiled at the Other Minds Music Festival in 1997 at San Francisco's Cowell Theater. Voices Unveiled is a series of finely wrought miniature chromodal pieces, featuring six female vocal soloists and an acoustic sextet performing five-minute chromodal dialogues between performers of multiple traditions ranging from Navajo to Hindustani...
Keywords: Improv; Jazz; Avantgarde
|Han Reiziger reception at 1750 ARCH St.|
A live recording of a musical reception held at 1750 Arch St. to welcome VPRO music director Han Reiziger (1934-2006) to KPFA where during a four month stint as a staff member, he produced numerous programs on Dutch musical life.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Interview and Music; 20th Century Classical; New Music; Han Reiziger
|Hands Like Waves Unfold - Kui Dong|
Track Listing:Magician and Traveler: EnsembleBroken MoonRunning DucklingsTemple of the Far EastMagician and Traveler: SoloBlue Bird and Red BirdIn BetweenFloating StarsDancing StarsYao Lan Qiu This album can be purchased from the Other Minds webstore.You can explore the Other Minds site at www.otherminds.org for more music, events, and updates.
Keywords: Other Classical
|Harold Budd: Madrigals of the Rose Angel|
A performance of Harold Budd's “Madrigals of the Rose Angel”, recorded at Cal Arts in March, 1993.
Keywords: Music; 20th Century Classical; Harold Budd
|Harold Farberman On His Opera "The Losers"|
In an interview with Charles Amirkhanian composer Harold Farberman discusses his opera "The Losers," which was premiered on March 26, 1971, at the Juilliard Opera Theater, Lincoln Center, to an astonished audience which witnessed the saga of a motorcycle gang complete with chain whippings and a gang rape. Farberman begins by giving a detailed synopsis of the work, which tells the story of a fight for control of a motorcycle gang and was intended as a meditation on violence in society...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Interview; 20th Century Classical; Opera
|Harry Partch Memorial|
Charles Amirkhanian discusses the music and ideas of Harry Partch on the day after his death. Several examples of his work are played, in addition to brief reminiscences about the man by a number of notable composers and musicians that knew or were influenced by Partch.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Documentary; Microtonal Music; Unconventional Instruments; Harry Partch
|Harry Partch: 30 Years of Lyrical and Dramatic Music|
A selection of songs by Harry Partch. The Poems by Li Po include: A midnight farewell; Before the cast of wine; An encounter in the field; On hearing the flute at Lo-cheng; The intruder; I am a peach tree. Windsong is an excerpt from the soundtrack for the film of the same name. It is a modern rendering of the ancient myth of Daphne and Apollo. The music is a collage of sounds, ten instruments are used with Partch playing nearly all the parts...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; Microtonal; Unconventional Instruments; Harry Partch
|Harry Partch: Twelve Intrusions - Harry Partch|
Harry Partch discusses receiving notariety using a scale of 43 separate tones and original instruments with references to his "Genesis of a Music." There is a brief introduction to "Twelve Intrusions," this recording which is played by five musicians under Partch's direction. The pieces are: Study in an Ancient Phrygian Scale, Study in the Ancient Greek Enharmonic Scale, The Rose, The Crane, The Wind, The Waterfall, The Letter, The Street, Vanity, Lover, Soldiers/War/Another War, and Chamber Mus...
Keywords: Interview and Music; Microtonal music; Unconventional Instruments; Harry Partch
|Harvey Matusow and the International Carnival of Experimental Sounds|
Charles Amirkhanian talks to Harvey Matusow about the International Carnival of Experimental Sounds (ICES ‘72), an avant-garde music festival, based on the theme of myth, magic, madness and mysticism, that was held in August 1972 in London. Featuring 46 concerts in 14 days, including marathon performances in an refurbished railroad roundhouse, a music train to Edinburgh, films, happenings, and performances by avant-garde artists, dancers, and musicians from around the world, ICES ‘72 could b...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; ICES; Music; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic
|Harvey Matusow on ICES ‘72, and other international endeavors|
In a program recorded on March 1, 1972 in the KPFA studio, Harvey Matusow describes the International Carnival of Experimental Sounds (ICES ‘72), an avant-garde music festival, based on the theme of myth, magic, madness and mysticism, that was scheduled to be held in August 1972 in London. Participating in the discussion are Stan Lunetta and Art Woodbury of “Source Magazine”, Lars-Gunnar Bodin of Stockholm’s Fylkingen Society, Robert Ashley of Mills College, and program host Charles Amir...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Interview; New Music; Avant-Garde; ICES
|Henry Brant at KPFA Berkeley, 1971 - Henry Brant|
Henry Brant, born in 1913 in Montreal, surveys his music with Charles Amirkhanian. Brant has enlarged upon musical practices of Gabrielli and Ives to create spatial music. This music calls for the physical separation of different groups of musicians within the performance space who simultaneously perform wildly diverse music in and around the audience. Brant has experimented with unusual instruments some of which have been built specifically for his compositions...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Interview and Music; New Music; Unconventional Instruments; Henry Brant
|Henry Brant performs Homeless People at Other Minds 4, 1997 - Henry Brant|
American composer Henry Brant, father of 20th Century "spatial" music, conducts and performs the world premiere of a new work titled "Homeless People" at the Other Minds Music Festival in 1997 at San Francisco's Cowell Theater. For this premiere, Brant performs with the San Francisco-based Onyx Quartet with Brant playing directly on the strings of a piano with mallets. "As the 20th Century concludes, there is scarcely anyone on the planet who is not in some significant way a member of the univer...
Keywords: 20th Century Classical
|Henry Cowell at the KPFA piano & Critics Circle on Censorship in the Arts|
From a KPFA-FM Transcription Disc, 1949. Henry Cowell at the KPFA Piano, August 16, 1949. Performs 3 works: Tides of Manaunaun; Aeolian Harp, Lilt of the Reel (with his comments on harmonization) (00:04:15) - all are music excerpts and not complete. The next portion contains a short panel discussion with the Critics Circle August 11, 1949. On Censorship in the Arts. Panelists: James McGiniss, San Francisco attorney; William J...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; californialightandsound; Lecture; Panel discussion, New music; piano music; current affairs
|Henry Cowell Musical Autobiography - Henry Cowell|
Henry Cowell talks about his life and plays examples of his music from his entire career as a composer—a fascinating document. He mentions the diversity interests from his childhood, giving up violin at age 8, hearing Irish tunes hummed by his father, early American Ozark mountain tunes sung by his mother. Living in San Francisco, he was exposed to international influences, playing and humming along with his Japanese, Chinese & Tahitian playmates.
Keywords: Documentary; New Music; Henry Cowell; Orchestral Music
|Henry Kaiser interviews Derek Bailey|
From a program recorded on December 7, 1989, Henry Kaiser interviews fellow avant-garde jazz guitarist Derek Bailey. Bailey is an English guitarist who started out as a rather conventional commercial session player, but in the early 1960s he met Gavin Bryars and other experimental avant-garde musicians and soon forged his own unique style of guitar playing. His distinctive playing typically features unusual notes and timbres, often in unique juxtaposition to each other, as well as different coll...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Interview; Music; Improvisation; Jazz; Guitar music
|Hexahedra by Shinʾichi Matsushita|
Dr. Shin ‘ichi Matsushita was one of the most prominent of the 20th Century Japanese composers. His output ranged from early works, somewhat influenced, structurally, by Berg, through compositions using taped sounds, choral works, and experimental works for percussion. This piece, “Hexahedra” is based on a graphed score of uncommon beauty. The physical appearance of the score, and its title, are suggestive of Dr...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; New Music; Shin'ichi Matsushita
|History of New Music Los Angeles - Charles Amirkhanian|
Highlights of contemporary music in the City of Angels from the New Music Society of 1925 to New Music America, 1985 a 60 year heritage of profound significance! Henry Cowell, born in Northern California, was the catalyst for all that was new and outrageous in new music in Los Angeles in the 1920s. His October 22, 1925 concert at the Biltmore Hotel there, underwritten by Aileen Barnsdall, is considered the birth of new music in southern California...
Keywords: New Music; Documentary; Motion Picture Music
|Holland in Art and Science: Carillons, Schierbeek, & Han Reiziger|
Recorded in 1974 by the Radio Nederland Transcription Service, a program about music and culture in the Netherlands. The program begins with a performance by, and interview with, Larry Weinstein, an American student at the Netherlands Carillon School in Amersfoort. Then, after a brief review of a book about how the theories of two 19th century American fringe scientists about the Earth being hollow and habitable on the inside influenced some of the stories of Edgar Allan Poe, the program continu...
Keywords: Avant-garde; Interview and Music; 20th century classical
|Holy, Holy, Holy: Antheil's Magic Lacunae|
On April 10, 1927, George Antheil's Ballet Mécanique, scored for multiple pianos and percussion (including airplane propellers and electric doorbells) was given its American premiere at Carnegie Hall. An exciting discovery by Mrs. George Antheil of Los Angeles and KPFA's Charles Amirkhanian sheds extraordinary light on the genius of Antheil's early music. Gathering dust on the shelves of Mrs. Antheil's archives has been a set of three player piano rolls of the Ballet Mécanique in its original ...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Documentary; New Music; 20th Century Classical; George Antheil
|Homage to Darius Milhaud Concert|
A concert of Darius Milhaud’s music, given on April 26, 1971, on the occasion of the composer’s retirement from the Mills College faculty after 31 years. Jean-Louis LeRoux conducts the Mills Performing Group with soloists Madeleine Milhaud, Naomi Sparrow and Betty Woo. The first selection heard, “La muse ménagère”, was played as people were still entering the music hall and therefore there is a bit of crowd noise, and the actual performer is uncertain.
Keywords: Music: 20th Century Classical; Chamber Music; Darius Milhaud
|Hoy (In His Memory): A Radio Drama|
According to the creators: “’Hoy (In His Memory)’ is a narrative symphony for integrated vocal text and computer synthesis. It is a dramatic musical composition designed specifically for radio broadcast. The libretto is adapted from a section of Dale Worsley’s novel ‘Ringer Pike.’ The title character, Hoy, lives in the hills of West Virginia. He is a self-employed auto mechanic who lives by bartering repairs for his daily needs...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Hörspiel; Radio Drama; Music
|Hut Harsh Mutt Marsh (Early Text-Sound Works by Charles Amirkhanian) - Charles Amirkhanian|
Compositions which fall between the media of music and poetry. Includes Radii, EEYvYUSS, Dactl Dactl Mther Mther Mther Bongg Bongg Frgid, Each'll, Sniro and If In Is. A March 29, 1972 KPFA broadcast, just before Amirkhanian's first trip to Europe where he worked in the studios of Swedish Radio, courtesy of Fylkingen, to make works for the 5th annual festival of text-sound composition. Please note: the commentary track is deliberately altered and treated itself as a compositional element of the p...
Keywords: Sound Poetry; Avantgarde
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